April 2017 – Official Partner of Southern Italy’s Largest Record Fair!

Dear Teacher,

Disco Days

We are delighted to announce that Tune Into English is an official cultural partner of Disco Days, Southern Italy’s largest Record Fair. If you are in the Naples area on Sunday 23rd April, do come along to this public presentation of the Roadshow – the event’s programme will be published online soon.


Trinity Workshop

Those in Rome are invited to this Ministry accredited event on the 4th April, where Tune Into English teams up with Trinity College for the workshop. Full details and obligatory pre-booking form can be found here.

April’s New Downloadable Worksheets

Johnny B. Goode – Chuck Berry
The Rock’n’Roll world lost its founder in March, with the passing of Chuck Berry. Regular contributor Mena Bianco has contributed this worksheet based on his signature song.
(Personal note: I had the pleasure of meeting Chuck Berry in his hometown of St. Louis in 1989 – fortunately he never saw my performance of Johnny B. Goode on my 21st birthday! 😉 )

Awakening – Anna Maria Jopek
April 22nd is Earth Day, and this worksheet, written by Maria Gulczynska, Ancona, looks at ecology and nature. This song was a 1997 Eurovision Song Content entry – next month’s newsletter will feature a Eurovision special.

Over 300 Downloadable worksheets now online
Most of the worksheets have been written by your colleagues – perhaps you have prepared one and want to share it?

The Tune Into English Roadshow

The March tour included the annual Spain trip, with shows at the Andalusian Universities of Huelva and Cádiz, as well as in Mairena del Aljarafe and Trigueros (with the best presentation ever!). This month the show returns to the Teatro Cinema Roma in Portici, with three dates. Thank you for the positive feedback so far!

The tuneintoenglish tour diary on Instagram
See videos from all Roadshow tours, from 2005
Ten Years of The Tune Into English Roadshow – the book
Primary show

“The best ESL experience ever!” – Prof.ssa Antonella Porcu, Liceo Scientifico “G. Spano”, Sassari

Speak Up Videos – Extracts from the Roadshow

This month’s addition to the series of Speak Up videos based on the Roadshow looks at the suggestion Let’s – you can preview it here.
Extracts from the Tune Into English Roadshow (with downloadable lesson plans)
See all 56 Speak Up Explains videos

Easter Egg Hunt

An Easter egg is a hidden message, usually found in computer games. The name is used to evoke the idea of a traditional Easter egg hunt. We’ve teamed up with UK design agency ifour to present this online quiz.

Also online:
April Songs: match the song to the artist
– Over 10,000 Karaoke songs (including Easter Karaoke)
– Sing along with this week’s UK Top 10 on Speak Up
Notes From An ELT Consultant – free to Supporters of the site!
Once – 48-page Film Worksheet
Summer schools in Ireland
The Tune Into English T-shirt
Tune Into English on facebook

Note: last month’s newsletter presented schools in Ireland valid for the Carta del Docente. In a subsequent telephone conversation with the Italian Ministry I was told this was not possible – you can read the follow up email here. Apologies for any misunderstanding.

The Tune Into English offices will be closed from the 8th to the 26th April, as I will be travelling in Japan prior to Disco Days.

A very Happy Easter to you all.

Keep singing,

Best wishes,

Fergal Kavanagh
The web’s largest free resource for learning English through pop music!

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